Christine Wekerle, PhD

Christine Wekerle, PhD, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Member, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and is a facilitator for medical foundations courses at McMaster University. Dr. Wekerle has conducted research over the past 25 years into child maltreatment and related areas, particularly prevention of adolescent dating violence, trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). She led a highly successful gender, violence and health Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Gender & Health, team to address sexual violence victimization among male youths (#CIHRTeamSV on Twitter). Dr. Wekerle developed the mHealth mobile app, JoyPop, to support building a daily resilience routine (youthresilience.net), which shows gains in reducing depression and improving emotion regulation.  

The Canadian Psychological Association named her Traumatic Stress Psychologist of the Year (2016) in recognition of her innovative work on the Maltreatment and Adolescent Pathways (MAP) study of youths receiving child protection system services. Dr. Wekerle is in her third term as Editor-In-Chief for the international journal, Child Abuse & Neglect.

She is founding editor of the open-access journal the International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience (http://www.in-car. ca/), and is currently Editor-in-Chief for Child Abuse & Neglect. The Canadian Psychological Association named her Traumatic Stress Psychologist of the Year (2016) in recognition of her work on the Maltreatment and Adolescent Pathways (MAP) study of youths receiving child protection system services. Dr. Wekerle invites connections via Twitter (@DrWekerle) and e-mail.

Christine Wekerle talks about the 2nd edition of Childhood Maltreatment

Check out Chris’ activities

CIHRTeamSV VideoTalks 2015 Award Winner
The Maltreatment and Adolescent Pathways Study
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CIHRTeamSV Video Talks 2017 Award Winner
Boys' and Men's Health: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
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